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Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By fabricflyer
SteveL I ended up make a bucking bar for the job....

SteveL I ended up make a bucking bar for the job. It was easy to make and did a great job. If you want a picture, drop me a PM.
Allen
Very slow build 7A
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,417
Posted By fabricflyer
Dpansier, How did you connect to the fuselage?...

Dpansier, How did you connect to the fuselage? Can you show a picture?
Allen
Forum: Tools 09-16-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,682
Posted By fabricflyer
Homemade tools

This is my homemade bucking bar used on the RV7 longeron where the canopy is.(F721B aft canopy deck) I can change the skinny bar on the heavy bar for left or right longeron or I can use the straight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-01-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By fabricflyer
Windshield Bonding

Was just wondering, didn't see in other threads, Has anyone been using the West System G/flex 650 Epoxy for bonding the windshield to the foredeck? It claims to bond better to dissimilar materials...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,840
Posted By fabricflyer
bird strike

A buddy of mine hit a turkey vulture in his Starduster on take off. Went through his prop, along the top of his fuselage, taking off his fuel cap, damaging the forward cowling, and through his...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,717
Posted By fabricflyer
Proteng question

Fasteagle, Aren't you concerned that the temp under the housing will get over 194 degrees? Have you talked to the people at Proteng about this? what did they say? I saw they had one mounted in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,389
Posted By fabricflyer
Would someone please post the source and contact...

Would someone please post the source and contact info for the wingtip light mounts.
Allen Blackwell
RV7A
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-18-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 41,757
Posted By fabricflyer
Like the fuel pump cover....what thickness metal...

Like the fuel pump cover....what thickness metal did you use on it and where are you putting your fuel flow transponder?

Allen
Forum: Southeast 06-23-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By fabricflyer
In Mississippi...4hr 30mins from you building a...

In Mississippi...4hr 30mins from you building a 7A, getting ready to mount engine and canopy
Allen
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-28-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By fabricflyer
Question about Van's AHARS mounting kit

Has anyone had problems using Van's AHARS mounting kit? With it being so close to where the elevator auto pilot servo goes, I was wondering if the servo has caused any interference to the readings of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By fabricflyer
Bill, what is the jack to the right of the phone...

Bill, what is the jack to the right of the phone jack?
Allen
Forum: Tools 01-26-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By fabricflyer
Every once in a while you get a surprise when you...

Every once in a while you get a surprise when you loan tools. I loaned my instrument hole punch to a VAF guy in RI. I got it back rather quickly in a much larger box than I had sent it in. He had...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By fabricflyer
Using screws

Does anyone have build pictures of the lower cowl installation using screws?
Allen
7A very slow build
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By fabricflyer
lighting in door

Krea,
Don't know if you can route wires to hinges on doors, but if you can, you can use an old trick we used on stereos in the seventies. We used the two hinges on the fold out speakers to transfer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By fabricflyer
Gil, The lenses can be bought from any company...

Gil, The lenses can be bought from any company selling runway lights.
Allen Blackwell
South Mississippi
RV7A very slow build
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By fabricflyer
These are some homemade fixtures using standard...

These are some homemade fixtures using standard runway lenses. They were made with large PVC fittings. The nice thing is that they will break if hit by a plane that veers off the runway. You can use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By fabricflyer
With the quality of the reflective surfaces and...

With the quality of the reflective surfaces and the bright LED landing lights we have now, why not put threshold lights and fill in between with reflectors. Have you ever noticed driving at night,...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,048
Posted By fabricflyer
Try Hobby Lobby

Try Hobby Lobby
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By fabricflyer
Just make it simple, put a keyed ignition...

Just make it simple, put a keyed ignition switch.
Allen
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,133
Posted By fabricflyer
2 Pmags

Ken, I just got my IO360 engine from Vans. Got the Prop discount, Long
Term Pickling, and Free shipping. Vans took off one mag and installed Pmag with their deal. I had talked with Lycoming, they...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-03-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By fabricflyer
Ivan, I've got a true instrument punch if you...

Ivan, I've got a true instrument punch if you want to use it. It cuts 2 1/4" &
3 1/8" holes. PM me with info if you want to use it.
Allen
Very slow build 7A
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,354
Posted By fabricflyer
Just got my last years SNF Van's special. Haven't...

Just got my last years SNF Van's special. Haven't installed it yet, but they were very accommodating.....Two Pmags installed, Van put one and Lycoming did the other, they also delivered it when I...
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By fabricflyer
Hang in there Bavafa, it is a small...

Hang in there Bavafa, it is a small operation...hand makes each one.
Allen
Very slow build 7A
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By fabricflyer
Placed my order Jan 26 and got it middle of last...

Placed my order Jan 26 and got it middle of last month. He sent me an acknowledgement in two days after ordering saying he would let me know when he was about ship out. Had no problems....unit is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By fabricflyer
Odyssey Battery Question

Are any of you using the Odyssey N-A battery in place of the Odyssey FAA/PMA battery? Is there any difference other than being non-approved?
Allen
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,491
Posted By fabricflyer
Perhaps you should read Mike Bush's commentary in...

Perhaps you should read Mike Bush's commentary in Sport Aviation December 2011 issue. It was very informative.
Manufacturer-specified TBOs are almost never required by regulation. It is like...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By fabricflyer
Jered, You need to go right up the road to...

Jered, You need to go right up the road to Bogalusa, LA and see Farley Grantham the FBO at KBXA. He and his son David have a fine one that a buddy of mine built. Farley just got it painted a while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,356
Posted By fabricflyer
I've enjoyed reading all the posts. I have a...

I've enjoyed reading all the posts. I have a couple of buddies that went together and built a 10. One funded and the other built (third build). They flew it for several years and sold it and split...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,108
Posted By fabricflyer
Erich, Nice job, Did you make the fiberglass...

Erich, Nice job, Did you make the fiberglass plenums yourself?
Allen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By fabricflyer
Bill, did you end up centering the blades in the...

Bill, did you end up centering the blades in the holes?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By fabricflyer
Bill, You probably know, but they have a download...

Bill, You probably know, but they have a download on the cummings website telling how to install their spinner. It is the article that was in the March 2015 issue of Kitplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,811
Posted By fabricflyer
Bret, You had us there for a while. I had that...

Bret, You had us there for a while. I had that same feeling when I was on the way home in my daughter's TOTALLY electric car ....and a message came on the car's info screen, (YOU MAY WANT TO TURN OFF...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-04-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,063
Posted By fabricflyer
Look in Kitplanes mag January 2018 page 36. Allen

Look in Kitplanes mag January 2018 page 36.
Allen
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,654
Posted By fabricflyer
Bob didn't mean to interfere with the landing...

Bob didn't mean to interfere with the landing light discussion...going to continue this in the General Discussion Thread section.

Allen
RV-7A slow build
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,238
Posted By fabricflyer
Lighting reqirements for E/A-B

This thread started out on the Landing Light thread in the RV-14 Forum. I stated:
"I see everyone using different makes and types of nav and landing lights for our RVs, but according to 91.205 to be...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,654
Posted By fabricflyer
Lighting options

I see everyone using different makes and types of nav and landing lights for our RVs, but according to 91.205 to be legal for night or IFR flights don't we have to use TSO'd lights?
Allen
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,120
Posted By fabricflyer
quote..."Can?t go wrong with the standard Vans /...

quote..."Can?t go wrong with the standard Vans / Lycoming offering of a YIO360M1B and smooth bottom cowling. Or any variation of the same."

I agree and add their Hartzell C/S prop special ($1000 off...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,762
Posted By fabricflyer
glen-l.com also has several weights and types of...

glen-l.com also has several weights and types of fiberglass cloth.
Allen
Very Slow build 7A
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,254
Posted By fabricflyer
All the Dynon hardware (ADAHRS, servos, engine...

All the Dynon hardware (ADAHRS, servos, engine monitoring module, etc.) will work with the Advanced Displays, BUT an Advanced Display won't work with a Dynon Display. I wanted to use an AF-5600 (I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By fabricflyer
ELT Antenna mounting

Where are most of you mounting your ELT whip antenna on the 7? I see quite a few in the baggage compartment. That looks as if it would be more shielded from transmitting if you flipped over. Saw one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By fabricflyer
Steve, Got a 7, not an 8, I would assume they...

Steve, Got a 7, not an 8, I would assume they were the same, 1", but you know what they say about assuming. A buddy of mine had an 8, and it looked the same to me. Hope this helps.
Allen
Very Slow...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-15-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,408
Posted By fabricflyer
Michael, where did you find the 3M carbon fiber...

Michael, where did you find the 3M carbon fiber wrap?
Allen Blackwell
Very slow build RV7A
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 1,142,854
Posted By fabricflyer
Bret, Nice panel. Do you suppose you could take a...

Bret, Nice panel. Do you suppose you could take a head on picture of your panel (from the pilots prospective)?
Allen
Forum: Safety 09-07-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 96,213
Posted By fabricflyer
Hurricane hanger space

Got Hanger space in MS if you want to get farther away. T36....100 miles due north of New Orleans. PM me if needed.
Allen Blackwell
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,938
Posted By fabricflyer
Building a 7, going to use 10" with a 7" in...

Building a 7, going to use 10" with a 7" in middle. Putting a glove box on right in such a way I can remove it, cut a bigger hole, and mount another 10" if ever needed. Will use the 7" mainly for map...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks Chuck, I had the old install guide and the...

Thanks Chuck, I had the old install guide and the dimensions were on page 2.2 not 2.6. However that opens up a new can of worms, those dimensions still don't jive with the footprint on page 9.2 which...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By fabricflyer
Need thickness of Dynon backup battery

Can anyone give me the thickness of the Dynon SV-BAT-320 backup battery? I've got the footprint dimensions but haven't bought the actual battery yet and would like to make sure it will have plenty of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,193
Posted By fabricflyer
Braided SS brake lines

What are Yall recommending for braided SS brake lines? Both interior petal lines and lines going down gear legs. Do you have to have them custom made or are there lines already made up that you can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
Posted By fabricflyer
Pitot Mount

Thanks Jesse & Pbr47906. Pbr47906 I sent you my email address so you can send your pictures to me.
Thanks Again,
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
Posted By fabricflyer
Pitot tube bracket question

I'm changing from a Vans pitot tube to a Dynon AOA/Pitot tube. Any thoughts on which mount would work better or be less work, the Gretz Aero mount or the Dynon mount for Vans aircraft?
Allen
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,038
Posted By fabricflyer
Several years ago, a couple friends of mine went...

Several years ago, a couple friends of mine went to look at a Chief one of them was wanting to buy. The plane was in a hanger full of planes with it's doors locked. While waiting for the owner to...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-28-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,631
Posted By fabricflyer
Smithsonian strippers

I stopped by the Smithsonian Paul E Garber facility years ago when they use to restore their planes there. I was fixing to strip my Stinson at the time and just so happen, they were stripping a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By fabricflyer
David, the end of the wrench is not straight so...

David, the end of the wrench is not straight so you can flip the wrench easier than a conventional combination wrench. It will also not slip like a conventional open end. Need to watch the videos.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By fabricflyer
Joker Fastener-Holding Ratcheting comb wrench

Has anyone used the Joker wrench by Wera. It is a fastener-holding ratcheting combination wrench. The video looks interesting.
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/22-26052

Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,936
Posted By fabricflyer
Landing & Taxi lights for all models

For what it's worth, I know a few builders use the Grote 63821 LED lights. Grote now has two models that are mounting friendly, give off more light, work on 12 or 24 volts, have two styles (taxi &...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,730
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks for the info Allen

Thanks for the info
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,730
Posted By fabricflyer
Van's ELT/Whelen mount question

I see Van's has a mount kit for an ELT or Whelen power supply. Where exactly are they placing this mount? Does anyone have a set of instructions for this mount?
Allen
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-27-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,311
Posted By fabricflyer
Enjoyed you trip pictures. Would like to know...

Enjoyed you trip pictures. Would like to know where you got your Axius sunscreens.

Allen
Very slow build RV7A build
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,509
Posted By fabricflyer
Inside firewall insulation

What are you guys using out there (if anything) for inside firewall insulation? Has anyone used, or familiar with, Koolmat heat barrier?

Thanks Allen
Forum: Safety 03-16-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,835
Posted By fabricflyer
It's not just a saw that do the deed. My dad took...

It's not just a saw that do the deed. My dad took off two of his fingers with a drill. A piece of wire got wrapped up in the bit and pinched of the two fingers.
Be careful out there.

Allen...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,838
Posted By fabricflyer
Compact Battery Jumper

Don't know if any of you have seen or used this, but it works great. Jumped off a diesel backhoe & dump truck without recharging. The backhoe did not even have a battery in it. Even has a USB output...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,256
Posted By fabricflyer
That is good Turbo. That way you avoid the...

That is good Turbo. That way you avoid the cleanup of the BOB system. I had a BOB years ago, but it was a dust and dirt magnet.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,247
Posted By fabricflyer
Need info on Servo/spring bias aileron trim

Has anyone bought the EA-7/9-kit (Servo and spring bias assembly) for aileron trim? I need to know what is in the kit (Servo Type & model) and plans for installing it. I have the manual spring trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
Posted By fabricflyer
I agree with you airguy, this is the single most...

I agree with you airguy, this is the single most frustrating part of the entire build. My slider frame bow does not match up with the bow in the roll bar. After taking some measurements, I found the...
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